When Machel was 15, he was on the way to home and felt ill, a woman who was 36, she helped him. After a couple weeks of recovery, Machel met her again and fell in love with him. This affair lasted about 1month. Then, the woman, Hanna left him. Several years later, Machel came aross her in a trail, she was defandant. During this trail, Machel found a secret of her——Hanna can't read and write. To protect this secret, Hanna prefer to sentence in the prison for life.
This event infulenced Machel quite much, he felt guilty and ashamed, but can't help thinking about her.
She was the light of his life, but now the light became the darkness. He was not open to anyone, including his parents, wife, daughter. He lived in his own cage.
Why did Hanna and Machel do this ?
Maybe because she felt ashamed, she can't accept her is a illiterate, she would die to protect this secret. And Machel felt ashamed to have a affair with this kind of murderer.
The human nature is so strange, it will make people do sth that they don't want to do.